The United States Federal Government owns nearly 650 million acres of land – almost 30 percent of the land area of the country. Federally-owned and managed public lands include National Parks, National Forests, and National Wildlife Refuges.
I have always enjoyed maps. For some unknown reason, I just like finding new maps and looking at them. Given the Internet today, there is a countless availability of detailed maps focused on an endless variety of purposes.
I recently came across this map which shows all the government owned land in the United States, much of which is in the West. It may be helpful or interesting to know where this land is while considering a new location or land purchase.
The following map shows the location of land managed by the various governmental departments… Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Defense, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, National Park Service, TVA, and ‘other’ agencies.
You may be interested to see a map of each individual State and where the government owned land is within each State.
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska NevadaNew Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming